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Alcatel-Lucent Metro Packet-Optical
Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 PSS Packet-Optical Transport portfolio offers high switching, wavelength termination capacity and client ports, and it provides versions that scale from network edge to core; but it lacks MPLS and low-order cross-connect. (8/13/2014)
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Ciena Metro Packet-Optical
Ciena’s 6500 Metro Packet-Optical platform has attained high traction, based on its high port density and packet switching capacity, SONET/SDH switching and protection capabilities, and intelligent transport control, but lacks MPLS for COE. (2/7/2014)
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Cisco Metro Packet-Optical
Ciena has maintained its strong market position by leveraging the high port density and packet switching capacity, SONET/SDH switching and client/line protection, and new SDN capabilities of the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, but it lacks MPLS for COE. (8/14/2014)
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Coriant Metro Packet-Optical
Coriant’s Metro Packet-Optical Transport portfolio, the 7100 OTS and the Nano, offers a range of next-generation (layer 2 and data center) and legacy (SONET/SDH cross-connect) features, but is low on OTN switching capacity and port density. (8/14/2014)
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Ericsson Metro Packet-Optical
Ericsson’s metro packet-optical portfolio, the SPO 1460/1480/1485 offers strong protection methods, a flexible, space-saving ROADM, and PCE-based multi-layer planning tool; but it lacks 40G ports and holds a relatively weak market share position. (2/7/2014)
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Huawei Metro Packet-Optical
Huawei’s OSN 6800/8800 packet-optical transport portfolio provides high OTN and SDH switching capacity as well as high line and client port density to enhance its market leadership; however, its ROADM occupies excess rack space. (8/13/2014)
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Tellabs Metro Packet-Optical
Tellabs’ Metro Packet-Optical portfolio, the single-product OTS 7100, offers beneficial transport features, a rich set of data center interfaces and flexible packet protection for P-OTS, but provides low port density and high power consumption. (2/7/2014)
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ZTE Metro Packet-Optical
ZTE’s ZXONE 8000 metro packet-optical transport portfolio offers high numbers and densities of client and line interfaces, a long amplifier span and low power consumption, but it offers low backplane capacity and lacks SONET/SDH switching. (8/13/2014)
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  • Portfolio Description
  • Portfolio Positioning
  • Portfolio Traction
  • Current Perspective
  • Solution Elements
  • Strengths/Weaknesses
  • Buying/Selecting Criteria
  • Metrics

Metro Packet-Optical Solution Elements

  • Metro Core / Regional WDM
  • Packet-Optical Transport System
  • Long-Haul/Ultra-Long-Haul DWDM

Metro Packet-Optical Portfolio Buying/Selecting Criteria

  • Advanced Electronic System Features
  • Number and Type of Client Interfaces
  • Optical and Layer-1 Transport Features
  • Overall Portfolio Selection
  • Physical Attributes and Management

Metro Packet-Optical Portfolio Metrics
  • Line Capabilities
    • Wavelength Capacity on Fiber Pair
    • Metro/Cost-Optimized 100G Option?
    • Maximum Span w/o Intermediate Amplifier
    • Maximum 100G Wavelengths/Chassis
    • Maximum 40G Wavelengths/Chassis
    • Maximum 10G Wavelengths/Chassis
  • Advanced Features
    • Muxponders?
    • ADM on a Blade?
    • Ethernet Switching Transponders
    • SONET/SDH Cross-Connect Capacity
    • OTN Switching Capacity and Granularity
    • Packet Switching Capacity
    • Packet Switchponder Card Capacity
    • Per-Slot Capacity
    • Ethernet Protocols Supported
    • MPLS Support
  • Client Interfaces
    • OC-768/STM-256 ports/chassis
    • OC-192/STM-64 ports/chassis
    • OC-48/STM-16 ports/chassis
    • OC-12/STM-4 ports/chassis
    • OC-3/STM-1 ports/chassis
    • OTU-4 ports/chassis
    • OTU-3 ports/chassis
    • OTU-2 ports/chassis
    • OTU-1 ports/chassis
    • 100GbE ports/chassis
    • 10GbE ports/chassis
    • GbE ports/chassis
    • ESCON, FICON, Fibre Channel ports/chassis
    • Other Interfaces
  • Transport Features and Technologies
    • Dispersion Compensation
    • ROADM Capacity/Capability
    • Line Protection Capabilities
    • Tributary Protection Capabilities
    • Packet Transport/Ethernet Protection
    • Transport SDN Plans
    • Control Plane Support
  • Physical Attributes
    • Chassis Dimensions and chassis/rack
    • Interface Configuration
    • 4-Degree ROADM Size
    • Power Consumption without Switch
    • Power Consumption Using Switch
  • Platform Management
    • Certifications
    • Network Modeling Tools
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